Shaking the Sugar Tree
This book crept up on me. I think it's best to go in without any expectations. I didn't read any reviews, just skimmed the blurb. So it was the best surprise. It's more than just a romance, which was great, but I considered a small side plot to the main story. It's about a deaf kid and his gay single father living in a Southern town. This is not an angsty story, but I did shed some tears of frustration. And while I raged, I also frequently chuckled at some of the outrageous humor. It's not without flaws, but it offered me a blunt, hard, and honest look into a life and place that I didn't know much about. I enjoyed and appreciated every moment.